Has anybody make (DETOX) or use toxin elimination after chemo?

Hi ladies,please help me or give me wisdom because i wanted to eliminate the toxin to regenerate myself.i was diagnosed stage 1c OVCA,last fev. 2008 .i've finished my treatment last july. I heared from the dr. of naturopathic approach that it is good for the cancer patients after thier treatment to have a detox.

please reply, your response is highly appreciated.
Kinds regards..Gik

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I have bought and returned 2 different types of detox. I have entertained the idea of having a colonic. I cannot seem to decide what to take/do. I would also appreciate any advice and experience. I believe a detox would be a very smart/beneficial thing to do.

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I am working qith a natural path and she has suggestted a cleansing, but is waiting for my numbers we check every week to be better (not ca125 numbers) but other numbers like minerals, oxygen etc. that her machine will measure. She has talked about a couple of different ideas one is a colon cleanse, kidney cleanse and not sure what ekse or what order. They is also a foot bath that she may give me where your feet soak and then there is some time of sensor that she puts in the water to remove toxins. I go back and see her next week and will see how it progresse. Good luck and best wishes.

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thank you kelly for the info,i appreciated your reply.the lady in the shop gave 2 types of detox, one is for cleasing of blood tract & one is for liver & intestine.i'ts natural approach from brazil.i tried & started yesterday before breakfast..mixed in my warm soja drink.im still,observing my body.

i'll keep you sending email for the progress.

kind regards,

gik

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thanks gg1 for your reply...it mean a lot for me.keep you posted then..

Kind regards,

gik

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I started chemo, and did a detox prior to it, as my body needed that , just knowing there were cancer cells, and I also built up my immune system, natural killers cells
prior to chemo...
while I am on chemo I am still continuing to take
Essiac, which strengthens & detox's...
after each tratment I drink, apple juice & Carrott juice & Welsh's grape juice, Green Teaq, and use many organic soups, containing carrotts, spinach, etc... and drinking alot of wqate3r 8 glasses day, plus those juices... 4-6 glasses of juice also a day.
I started taking milk thistle, to help my liver,... as it is definately having a ahrd time even after only 1 chemo treatment....
my atl was 110 after 1 treatment.
and my liver actually physically hurts...

Getting the advice & direction from a preofessional naturopath who also knows how to read our blood work ( which I get copies of from my doctor on a regular basis); helps my ND to know how to support & detox my body effectively.


I remember years ago wanting to do all thsi "stuff"; but felt helpless trying to decided what to use,.. or when, and felt very confused, by so many brands &
ways....
Finding myself a ND, has been wonderful & supportive.

Hope you find the info you are seeking
Let us know how you do
-MA

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I've done a liver/colon cleansing about 5 months after my chemo was finished when I read about the benefits of cleansing...I also then started juicing carrots/beets/ginger/apple daily...actually, I only juice a raw beet in the juice once or twice a week as that's all you need for cleansing (as far as I know). I also use my infrared lamp sauna which my husband built for me every day for 20 minutes...then take a hot shower to rid your skin of the toxins or they will be reabsorbed into the body. That's my detox regime!

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I've done the footsoak thing. I knew someone that loaned it to me after my chemo and it seemed to get a lot of gunk out of me. I also take a colon cleanse with a detoxificant since I'm not doing any more chemo. I have to wait and see how it works.

dollycat6

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hi ladies! thank you so much for the information.for the moment i don't feel something special.i've noticed since i started putting (herbal med for detox) it's easy for me for me to remove my vowels,excuse me.. but it's true & i felt good...

well, thanks again.. shelter,dollycat6 & abbachild.

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I forgot to say I do colonics 2-3 times a week followed by coffee colonic which I love as it takes away a lot of discomfort. My onc heard of it but didn't know anyone who did it. I think if I could talk my husband into it I'd have it daily.

dollycat6

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hi Shelter,i was blessed that you share your experienced regarding this (natural approach of detox) it's true i felt helpless & confused of what should i take because of so many brands etc etc. so, i decided to try the Tecoma Adenophilla in powder. from amazonian plant.(lapacho) to helps toxin elimination of tracts. honestly, im taking calcium vit,multivitamins.. oh my gosh!! we need to be vigilant of our health.i drink granite juice apple juice im trying to experiment accombination of spinach & apple juice, sounds crazy but a friend of mine told me it's better as a cleansing diet for us..

well, to much for this..once again i thank you..

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oh I also did teh foot detox in the foot bath prior to my surgery....
as I was detoxing then... ahead of diagnosis, ** knew somethign was wrong in there...
and the waters did turn tea orange... each kind of colour represents the types of toxins being taken out
I was told that until I am through treatments I shouldnt have another one done....
then I can go once a week until Im clear...

I am also doing infared saunas..... weekly 2-3 x
during chemo
and taking supplements
bufferred vitamin C
Vitamin D
a chelated capsuled form multivitamin
aloe
milk thistle
kinoka AHCC
Essiac
and drinking,.... lots of juices
wleshe's concord grape juice
pomegranit & blueberry juice
grape & acacia berry juice
veg. juices
and soon I will have my own juicer

I read that after each chemo as soon as you get home
make up fresh juice to drink...
if you like I cans hare a few of teh suggestions from teh book I ahve been gleaning from ?

well girls.... I am actually going WIG shopping this morning with a friend....... looking for something
burgendy... mid to shoulder sassy... something like how I used to do my hear for work....
professional yet... pretty & sassy...

this sholud be great FUN
ttyl

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I go to a licensed naturopathic doctor whose specialty is cancer. I just got lucky as she was the only one near me. In June and July I did a strict diet (no gluten, no sugar, no alcohol, no dairy, no soy (which I love) basically all organic, which I eat most of the time anyway), coffee enemas (I know, it sounds gross, and is not my favorite thing to do), castor oil packs with heat on my liver and abdomen, many supplements and vitamins which I buy from her or get at my natural food store and bring to her to approve. Use only organic or totally natural skin products and makeup-no petroleum, sodium laurel sulfates, etc.) The diet was the hardest for me as in my previous life I was a professional chef and I am also Italian. I do enjoy pasta, cheese, wine and bread! In May and June I had a scare of a recurrence on the way with an elevated CA125 and a swollen paraaortic lymph node. I started seeing the ND in June. The lymph node shrunk by the time I got to the biopsy and PET/CT scan (July 1st). No one knew what had happened, and my oncologist said it could have been an infection, a recurrence on the way that my body fought off, or it could have shrunk due to the diet and supplements and protocols I was doing. So I thought, once again, that all was well. (I am a survivor of 1A grade 3 ovarian cancer for two and a half years. All blood work was perfect all summer and fall (count was 8 twice) until November when it rose to 31 and then Dec rose to 66 and PET/CT shows several lymph nodes that are metabolically active. I am on Arimidex with my oncologist and due for CA125 in mid Feb. and bloodwork, CT and exam in April to see if they have grown, stayed the same, or shrunk.

I am now back at my ND and starting to do the supplements and protocols again. My oncologist is fine with it; it helps that his daughter just graduated and is a Doctor of Naturopathy also. I bring my supplements with me to my appointments with him so he knows what I am taking.
Dry saunas are recommended as an excellent part of a detox program also. I haven't had one yet this week, but intend to do one in the next day or so. I am going for body work today with my ND.
For me, having a licensed ND is the way to go, as I need guidance as to what is good for me, what is not good for me, what is harmful, and what, as my ND doctor says "is just science fiction", and what is just a waste of time and money. For instance, I was taking a really good multivitamin which she said we cancer patients should not take because it has copper in it, and that is not good for us. Fine for other people, just not us. Same thing with soy, I have always eaten tofu and drank soy milk. Not now.
The whole thing with the naturopathic approach is to starve the cancer cells of things that it loves to feed on, detox the body, build up the body with nutrients needed, take supplements which actually kill cancer cells, and build up the immune system. If anyone wants to know more specifics, you may email me directly or call me and I will try to help. My doctor may know of other NDs near you that she can refer. She is very active in the national organization and is working on legislation to get accreditation for NDs that have completed the 8 years of naturopathic schooling. Right now, many people can say that they are an ND, but they may not be if the state that you live in does not recognize them.
Sorry for the length of this, as I know I have shared a lot of this story in other posts, but not much about my ND and how it could relate. I hope this may help some.

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Hi,

My only suggestion is to be very careful since most people with the type of surgeries we've had are at a higher risk of bowel perforation or fistulas--which is an opening between the bowel and vagina. I was told by my doctors not to do a colonoscopy for six months after my surgery for fear of tear or injury.

If you decide to have a cleansing, I think we would all welcome hearing about it.

Farah

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to dianest:
I was recently diagnosed with Stage3 Her2 breast cancer and schedule to have my 1st session of chemotheraphy by thurs. Prior to this, i survived cervical cancer stage IB 10 yrs. ago and this comes recently.

I find it hard to accept and the dilemma of chemotheraphy scares me a lot before was ok as my husband is with me now is diff as he works abroad for a living and i am left alone by myself my kids.

I will be very happy to recieve your tips regarding detoxification as soon as possible

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Hi there dianest,
I hope this email finds you well and healthy. I'm wondering just how expensive is a ND? Not that it really should matter........but.......I would like to find a ND but truthfully do not know how to go about it, did not know about the licensing thing, thank you. If your ND had any reccomendations I would greatly appreciate help in locating a licensed ND in Houston Tx.
Thank you

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